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Changing Management Approaches to Employee Relations in Ireland

Patrick Gunnigle (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Employee Relations

ISSN: 0142-5455

Article publication date: 1 January 1992



Numerous management commentators have suggested that the 1980s have witnessed considerable change in employee relations at establishment level in Irish organizations. However, much of this analysis has been quite vague on the precise nature of such change. Employee relations management in Ireland has traditionally been associated with a strong collectivist, industrial relations emphasis. Attempts to evaluate the extent of change in management approaches to employee relations in the 1980s. In particular looks at issues such as developments in employment structure, flexibility and changing patterns of industrial conflict. Also considers the emergence of Human Resource Management (HRM) approaches in the Irish context.



Gunnigle, P. (1992), "Changing Management Approaches to Employee Relations in Ireland", Employee Relations, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 17-32.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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